- Amir Steklov
Infinity Pool - (2023)
Director: Brandon Cronenberg.
As the son of the legendary filmmaker David Cronenberg, Brandon has some big shoes to fill, but he has certainly made his mark and showed consistency and progress, with the release of his third film, Infinity Pool.
What I loved most about this film was the seamless blending of vintage lenses and video art elements, which created an immersive and unsettling viewing experience. The use of ND filters to keep the aperture wide open was a brilliant choice that enhanced the surrealism and detachment from reality that permeates the film.
One thing that stood out to me was the unpredictability of the overall narrative with some very predictable moments in between. As the protagonist delves deeper into their predicament, the situation becomes more and more dire, and I found myself wondering if there was any hope for them to come out on top. I don’t know why I was worried… Maybe I got used to good endings in horror films. But on the other hand, I always say that "in horror, one wins by losing everything” – and this film does exactly that!
Overall, I highly recommend Infinity Pool to anyone who enjoys body horror films, and especially to fans of the Cronenberg family's work (yeah, it’s the “Cronenberg Family” now hihi). Brandon has proven himself to be a worthy successor of his father, and I am excited to see what he has in store for us in the future.
Verdict: 4 / 5 ★ - Brilient!